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druid
06-24-2006, 11:03 PM
I have decided I'm going to have the stock frame powder coated to better match my stage 5. It's getting faded - Dusted red/black to match it. The body's anno scheme is Dusted Black front faded to Dusted Red back. Should I PC the frame in the same manner or reverse the colors (Frame-Red front to Black back)?

here are pics to help visualize it.....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Ion/Lucky/close-upsoftheStage5may022006001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Ion/Lucky/dadsluckyIonSET2011.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Ion/Lucky/latestIonpics06April06009.jpg

ricochet08
06-24-2006, 11:21 PM
hmmmm...i'd probably reverse it... but that's just me :D
too much red in one area just looks bad 2 me.
scattered about makes it look all pretty n' such :)
red front, black rear.

bamf-hacker
06-25-2006, 03:34 AM
I would go the same as the body. I think it would flow better..

HacKeR

ShadowX
06-25-2006, 03:58 AM
Why not get it annoed? I think it would last a little longer than being powder coating.. You can get matte finish annodizing also..

Victa_Balla
06-25-2006, 04:11 AM
Have it be the same colors, except black back, and red front....Like bizzaro twins.

druid
06-25-2006, 11:02 AM
shadow...because I can get it done for $25

timmyshoota
06-25-2006, 11:08 AM
Anno single parts at PrecisionPB.com = $7.50, probably a little more for a fade.

Anno > Powdercoat

Edit: Its actually gonna be like $20. Medium sized parts are $16 for a single color, so I'd estimate $20 for a fade. Rick does awesome work and is a great guy. Get a quote from him before you decide Powdercoat is cheaper. Anno will always be better and look better, so if it costs a few more dollars, spend it.

UKwithPride
06-25-2006, 11:35 AM
Would a body be considered a large part?

timmyshoota
06-25-2006, 11:59 AM
Yes. Whats larger than a body on a gun?

UKwithPride
06-25-2006, 12:01 PM
Yes. Whats larger than a body on a gun?
A tank :dodgy:

WhatThaSmurf
06-25-2006, 12:57 PM
i think that the reverse look would be sweet, and as ric said, can't have too much red

Hoppy11
06-25-2006, 01:15 PM
Match the Body, it will look much better then going opposite of it.

TheRedBarron
07-19-2006, 10:59 AM
Anno it and get it done the same as the body it will look much better.

thechubbss12
07-19-2006, 11:14 AM
Who doesnt anno thier tanks?..... :dodgy:

Match the body.... will look betta... IMO...

MatthewTheTheif
07-19-2006, 01:51 PM
match the body, then the scheme of the gun will be red/black/red

Hob Hayward
07-19-2006, 03:02 PM
I'm going with match the body, with matte anno, and get the outside of the cp reg done at the same time, it would look even better.